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Front fairings dislodge at speed

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:28 am
by Nuts
Apologies if this is raised elsewhere, but a search didn't uncover it.

At high speed the front fairing dislodges from the air intake. See pix below.

This has happened twice now. I didn't worry the first time as I was going quite fast (~180km/h ... not on the street btw) so not in (my) normal mode of use. But second time it was at a closer-to-road-legal speed so I'm starting to worry if it might start to happen in daily riding which would p!ss me off.

Has anyone else experienced this? Any suggestions to resolve?

The other thing that p!ssed me off is that it's clear that either the factory paint finish is sh!t or the plastic is wearing the paint (see in second & third photo). :x Similar paint damage is visible around the forward seat locating points too. Makes me cranky. Expensive bike. Awesome fun. Poor product quality.
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Re: Front fairings dislodge at speed

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:23 am
by Stark
Have you had the shrouds off recently or at all ?

I made the mistake of putting them back on but without sliding them into the metal lugs on either side. Check to see if the lugs are inserted into the slot on the inside of the shroud.

It's really easy to attach them incorrectly. I fell victim to this as well and *Finn* was quick to point out the error of my ways. ;)

Re: Front fairings dislodge at speed

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:30 pm
by mac900
It can get tricky to install them properly. Sometimes I have to use a small flashlight to make sure everything is lined up right. Give them a good shake when you're done. You'll know right away if good or not.

Re: Front fairings dislodge at speed

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:18 pm
by DukeNukem
You're not engaging them in the "screw" on the tank sides properly.Once you get the hang of it it'll never happen again

Re: Front fairings dislodge at speed

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:35 pm
by StealthSDR
They can be a bit of a whore to reinstall correctly. I also needed to use a flashlight to line them up properly.

Re: Front fairings dislodge at speed

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:49 am
by Nuts
Thanks fellas,

Yes, I had them off. By the look of things I got one back on properly but not the other. Good to learn.

Cheers

Re: Front fairings dislodge at speed

Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 12:31 pm
by Hitman
Mmmmm hear ya - they are a little tricky to re fit - try not to scratch the paint but patience will pay off - after fitting the K&N I had the same issue - needed to be refitted but had scratched the frame weld under the cover with the vibration -a $45aud
small tube of Touchup paint from Germany later !!!! Back to factory.

Re: Front fairings dislodge at speed

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:21 pm
by wsmc99
Had the same problem the other day and remembered this thread.
One side is easy, the other side is a bitch!

Re: Front fairings dislodge at speed

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:25 pm
by Hitman
Yep been there done that - make sure they are clipped / slid in to their right location - and yep bought the paint from Germany also (exy for touch up but worth it) - because the scratches we under the correctly fitted panel easy fix but the paint (orange)is not metallic and is quite lush... Just blob it on and you will hardly notice it.... Still annoying - a black 1290 could probably be solved using any gloss Touchup paint ??

Re: Front fairings dislodge at speed

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:42 am
by dukebadboy
Have exactly the same issue...

Front fairings dislodge at speed

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:29 pm
by MichaelheK
I purchased a MityVac to bleed the system, and it worked very well. I then read about a product called Speed Bleeders, which might be worth looking into; they have a check valve built right into the bleeder valve.Attachment: